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On the lathe, by the lathe: do you have questions? frustrations? tips? This forum is for all the woodturners out there.

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Working behind the lathe.

204 days ago by PASs

The boss, er wife, let me get a new lathe a couple years ago, a Powermatic 35...

17 196 days ago
View dirtycurty's profile

Using a router to cut angles on segments for making bowls

209 days ago by dirtycurty

I know this would be an extra step in the already long process of making segm...

7 196 days ago
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207 days ago by Sawdust2012

I need some advice from people with more experience than I have, and yes, tha...

8 198 days ago
View Wildwood's profile

Nice to Know

200 days ago by Wildwood

I have no life found this morning searching the web for something else. Migh...

1 199 days ago
View Ted78's profile

Question about deal on Craftsman lathe

218 days ago by Ted78

Hey guys, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at wood turning for a while,...

32 201 days ago
View zazz's profile

2in Spindle

202 days ago by zazz

Hello Folks, Looking for someone who might want to sell a 2in spindle for a ...

8 201 days ago
View Thuzmund's profile

What is this turning tool?! What's it for?

203 days ago by Thuzmund

I got started turning by buying an old Craftsman Companion and a box of tools...

5 201 days ago
View dalton2323's profile

wood mudjug

203 days ago by dalton2323

I’m considering building a wood mudjug. It will have to be able to hol...

13 201 days ago
View jeff's profile

jacobs chuck vs bottle stopper mandrel.

234 days ago by jeff

Which would be better for turning a bottle stopper,a bolt with the head cut o...

13 202 days ago
View Sawdust2012's profile

water based polyacrylic finish on pens

204 days ago by Sawdust2012

Can water based polyacrylic be used as a clear finish on pens? I need a clea...

2 203 days ago
View Eddie's profile

Newbie looking for first chuck

208 days ago by Eddie

NOTE: I HAVE A SHOPSMITH Hey guys, I am really new to the lathe and hav...

11 204 days ago
View JADobson's profile

Help me get the most of my new tool

208 days ago by JADobson

Hey everyone, I just picked up a drill chuck for my lathe. I plan on maki...

5 204 days ago
View lightcs1776's profile

Bent the tool

210 days ago by lightcs1776

OK, question for you turnings here. Did you ever have a lathe gouge catch an...

55 207 days ago
View keith204's profile

Help Preparing Fresh Cut Logs for Drying & Turning

217 days ago by keith204

I just picked up some freshly cut soft maple. I plan on primarily using this...

9 209 days ago
View Rick M.'s profile

Self Centering Steady Rest

212 days ago by Rick M.

For awhile I’ve been thinking of a self centering steady rest similar t...

4 209 days ago
View dahenley's profile

pen turner in Lubbock Tx??

212 days ago by dahenley

I am in lubbock and a while back i traded some hard wood pieces for a pen, an...

8 211 days ago
View WoodJitsu's profile

Interesting Lathe Project

219 days ago by WoodJitsu

Sorry if this has been posted before – I just saw it on another board I...

11 211 days ago
View zazz's profile

2hp Electric Motor

218 days ago by zazz

Hi, looking for a 2hp Electric Motor for a lathe that i’am constructing...

1 212 days ago
View Ron Ford's profile

Bowl Steady Rest

360 days ago by Ron Ford

As a new poster on LJ, I am eager to be a contributor as well as learn from t...

10 212 days ago
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Updated Steady Rest Link

212 days ago by Ron Ford

Here is an updated link to get to the site for a set of plans to build an exc...

2 212 days ago

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